A Case For a Sophisticated Palate: Why Dogs Eat Poop

Our canine companions certainly have some quirky habits. From stealing your shoes to chasing their tail, many are comical, cute, and even clever. Perhaps one of the dog’s least endearing traits, however, it the inclination to eat stool.

Why dogs eat feces is an age-old question that has plagued many a dog-lover. Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates doesn’t claim to be able to solve the mystery entirely, but we do have some excellent insight for you about why dogs eat poop.

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Ticking Time Bomb: A 36-48 Hour Window Justifies Parasite Prevention

There are few moments worse than finding a tick on yourself or someone you love. Of course, we quickly jump to frightening conclusions of tick-borne illness, and for good reason. Incidents of Lyme disease are rising, and can have disastrous implications for pets and people alike.  

All this is to say, your pet’s parasite prevention must remain a high priority as we approach spring and summer.

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Let Us Count the (Innumerable) Ways Pets Help Kids With Disabilities

Everyone knows that kids and pets make the perfect combo and their special bond is beyond compare. Pets are extremely loyal to their young owners, but they’re also highly intuitive and even anticipate needs before they’re voiced. This is why emotional support and service animals are so essential to many people with various health challenges.

Taking it an extra step further, with their unconditional love, close companionship, and constant, comforting presence, pets help kids with disabilities in multiple meaningful ways.

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